Ontario ag hall of famer, Bob Lang, passed peacefully at the Ottawa General Hospital after a short illness on October 17, 2019, at the age of 74 years.
Bob made many contributions to the dairy industry, as a leader in education and innovation, as a manager at Eastern Breeders,Inc. and as founder and manager of the International Livestock Management School at Kemptville, which brought large numbers of international professionals and taught them the Canadian way of feeding and caring for cattle in particular dairy herds. He has also spoken to hundreds of groups around the globe on improved livestock performance and management. These efforts have resulted in sustainable dairy and beef production in parts of the developing world as well as the establishment of global appreciation for Ontario dairy and beef genetics.”
He made friends internationally, and was a strong supporter of education, research and industrial development here in Canada. He made a significant contribution to securing of three Semex financed NSRERC Research Chairs at which we proposed and secured at the University of Guelph.
Dr. Edward Burnside shares that Bob was “a tireless worker, and devoted family man, he won the respect of all who knew him. I have lost a dear friend and colleague.”
Beloved husband of Elaine (née Seguin). Dear father of Chris (Julie), Jennifer, Rebecca (Lincoln Tym) and Ben (Crystal). Much loved grandpa to his 9 grandchildren, Rianna, Nathan, Jamie, Ashley, Bridgette, Alex, Nolan, Owen and Olivia. Survived by sisters, Gayle Hart (late Guy), Leslie (Jamie Fisher), Sharon (Shane Turner) and Stephanie (Jack Kolsters). Predeceased by parents Lloyd and Peggy Lang and brother, Glenn.
Bob will be missed by the extended Lang and Seguin Families, many friends in the Kemptville and Buckshot Lake communities. Family and friends are invited to a “Tribute to Bob” at the W.B. George Centre, Shearer Street (Kemptville Campus), Kemptville on Sunday, October 27, 2019 from 1 pm to 4 pm. In lieu of flowers donations made to Robert Lang Bursary at Trent University -https://mycommunity.trentu.ca/RobertLangBursary or Kemptville College Alumni –c/o 12261 Link Road, Winchester, Ontario, K0C 2K0.